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Annin Judges Our Waters, Our Future Writing Contest

MADISON — Two of Wisconsin’s literary leaders will help decide the winner of the Our Waters, Our Future writing contest. Peter Annin, journalist and author of Great Lakes Water Wars, and Fabu, as Madison’s third poet laureate is professionally known, have agreed to help select the top stories that imagine…

World Water Day

Dive In: Freshwater Research Opportunities

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day, a day of international observance and opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference. Each year a theme is chosen; the 2018 theme is…

Four Northland College students sit in a boat with survey equipment

The Life Aquatic of the Penokee Hills

Students Survey Fish Populations

Northland College senior Megan Mader inches a jon boat into the vegetation near shore at Galilee Lake, a shallow, 212-acre lake with a handful of cabins dotting the shoreline. Mader is conducting research on fish communities to learn more about the lakes of the Penokee Hills, located an hour southeast…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winners • 1991. Open Spaces, Jim Dale Vickery. Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) gave its inaugural award to Minnesota author Jim Dale Vickery for Open Spaces , a book that takes the reader to the unpopulated spaces in North America. Vickery, who…

Growing-Local-Food-Economy-Final-Report-09082021

2 Acknowledgements Funding for this report was provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program. Author Robin J. Kemkes, Faculty Research Associate, Northland College This project was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no….

Sig Olson's personal gear

Sigurd Olson Legacy

Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for a generation of activists. As a writer, teacher, and activist who was a harbinger of the raising of America’s ecological consciousness, Olson’s history, writings, and This content was curated by…

Water Summit

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation convened a Water Summit on Oct. 1, 2016 dedicated to “The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.” Experts from New York to Minnesota gathered on Madeline Island in Lake Superior to examine past successes and challenges of GLRI, and to have…